List of top-division football clubs in UEFA countries

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative and controlling body for European football. It consists of 55 member associations, each of which is responsible for governing football in their respective countries.[1]

All widely recognised sovereign states located entirely within Europe are members, with the exceptions of the United Kingdom, Monaco and Vatican City. Eight states partially or entirely outside Europe are also members: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey.[1] The United Kingdom is divided into the four separate football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; each association has a separate UEFA membership. The Faroe Islands, an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, also has its own football association which is a member of UEFA.[1] The football association of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, was approved as a member by UEFA in 2013.[2] Kosovo was approved as a member in 2016, even though it is claimed by Serbia and is not recognised by several other UEFA member states.

Each UEFA member has its own football league system, except Liechtenstein.[3] Clubs playing in each top-level league compete for the title as the country's club champions. Clubs also compete in the league and national cup competitions for places in the following season's UEFA club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Due to promotion and relegation, the clubs playing in the top-level league are different every season, except in San Marino and Gibraltar where there is only one level.[4]

Some clubs play in a national football league other than their own country's. Where this is the case the club is noted as such.

UEFA coefficientsEdit

The UEFA league coefficients, also known as the UEFA rankings, are used to rank the leagues of Europe, and thus determine the number of clubs from a league that will participate in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. A country's ranking determines the number of teams competing in the season after the next; the 2009 rankings determined qualification for European competitions in the 2010–11 season.[5]

A country's ranking is calculated based on the results of its clubs in UEFA competitions over the past five seasons. Two points are awarded for each win by a club, and one for a draw. If a game goes to extra time, the result at the end of time is used to calculate ranking points; if the match goes to a penalty shootout, it is considered to be a draw for the purposes of the coefficient system. The number of points awarded to a country's clubs are added together, and then divided by the number of clubs that participated in European competitions that season. This number is then rounded to three decimal places; two and two-thirds would become 2.667.[5]

For the league coefficient the season's league coefficients for the last five seasons must be added up. In the preliminary rounds of both the Champions League and Europa League, the awarded points are halved. Bonus points for certain achievements are added to the number of points scored in a season. Bonus points are allocated for:

  • Qualifying for the Champions League group phase. (4 bonus points)
  • Reaching the second round of the Champions League. (5 bonus points)
  • Reaching the quarter, semi and final of both Champions League and Europa League. (1 bonus point)[5]

Current championsEdit

The below map displays the locations of the current champions of the UEFA countries (except Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic championship).

Full list by countryEdit

AlbaniaEdit

The top division of Albanian football was formed in 1930, and the inaugural title was won by SK Tirana (now known as KF Tirana). Tirana are the most successful team in the league's history, having won the competition on 24 occasions, followed by Dinamo Tirana (now playing in the second division) with 18 championships, and Partizani with 16.[7] The league became affiliated with UEFA in 1954.[8] Since the 2014–15 season, 10 teams compete in the division. The teams finishing in the bottom two places are relegated to the Albanian First Division and are replaced by the champions of each of that league's two groups.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of 2019–20 Albanian Superliga teams
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Kukësi 18 32
2 Tirana 18 31
3 Bylis 18 30
4 Laçi 18 28
5 Teuta 18 28
6 Partizani 18 28
7 Vllaznia 18 26
8 Skënderbeu 18 24
9 Luftëtari 18 12
10 Flamurtari 18 6
Updated to match(es) played on 22 January 2020. Source: Albanian Football Association, Soccerway

AndorraEdit

Andorra's national league system was formed in 1993, and the Andorran Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1996.[10] Records from the league's first three seasons are incomplete, but FC Santa Coloma have won more First Division titles than any other team, with at least 13.[11] Another Andorran football club, FC Andorra, play in the Spanish football league system. In recent years, eight teams have competed in the First Division. Each team plays two matches against the other seven clubs. After fourteen games, the league splits into two groups, with teams carrying their previous points totals forward. The top four teams play each other a further two times in the championship round to decide 1st–4th places, while the bottom four teams do likewise in the relegation round, to determine the 5th–8th positions. At the end of the season, the bottom-placed team is relegated, while the seventh-placed team plays a two-legged play-off against the second-placed team in the Second Division to decide which team plays in which division for the following season.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Engordany 12 26
2 FC Santa Coloma 12 26
3 Inter Club d'Escaldes 12 25
4 Sant Julià 12 20
5 UE Santa Coloma 12 16
6 Atlètic Club d'Escaldes 12 12
7 Ordino 12 5
8 Carroi 12 3
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2019. Source: FAFSoccerway

ArmeniaEdit

Armenia gained independence in 1991, following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Organised football had been played in Armenia since 1936, as part of the Soviet football system. The Football Federation of Armenia gained UEFA affiliation in 1992, and the league ran as the national championship for the first time in the same year.[12][13] Since independence, the country's most successful team is Pyunik, who has won 14 league titles.[12]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Armenian Premier League teams
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Lori 15 28
2 Ararat-Armenia 15 27
3 Alashkert 15 27
4 Ararat 15 27
5 Shirak 15 25
6 Noah 15 24
7 Pyunik 15 20
8 Urartu 15 17
9 Gandzasar (Q) 15 14
10 Yerevan (Q) 15 0
Updated to match(es) played on 2 December 2019. Source: Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

AustriaEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in the 2019–20 Austrian Football Bundesliga
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg (Q) 18 44
2 LASK (Q) 18 42
3 Rapid Wien 18 32
4 Wolfsberg 18 31
5 Sturm Graz 18 28
6 Hartberg 18 28
7 Austria Wien 18 21
8 Rheindorf Altach 18 19
9 St. Pölten (Q) 18 15
10 Admira Wacker Mödling (Q) 18 14
11 Mattersburg (Q) 18 14
12 WSG Tirol (Q) 18 12
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2019. Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

AzerbaijanEdit

Although the country was part of the Soviet Union, the first Azerbaijan-wide football competition took place in 1928, and became an annual occurrence from 1934. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the first independent Azeri championship took place in 1992, and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan gained UEFA affiliation in 1994[15][16] Since independence, the country's most successful team is Neftçi Baku, with eight league titles. In recent years, 10 teams had competed in the Azerbaijan Premier League, but two teams that otherwise would have competed in the 2016–17 season were denied professional licenses, making it an eight-team league at present.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Azerbaijan Premier League teams.
Team in italics is from a zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and is playing its home games in Baku.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Qarabağ 14 31
2 Neftçi Baku 14 25
3 Keşla 14 23
4 Sumgayit 14 18
5 Zira 14 17
6 Sabah 14 13
7 Gabala 14 13
8 Sabail 14 12
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2019. Source: Soccerway

BelarusEdit

Belarus declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. Its independence was widely recognised within Europe in 1991, an independent national championship began in 1992, and UEFA membership followed in 1993.[18] Through the 2018 season, the most successful team is BATE Borisov, with 15 league championships, including an ongoing streak of 13 titles.[19] The 2016 season saw the league expand from 14 teams to 16, accomplished by promoting three clubs from the Belarusian First League and relegating only the last-place team in the 2015 Premier League. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams are relegated to the First League and replaced by that league's top two finishers.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of the 2019 Belarusian Premier League teams
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dynamo Brest (C) 30 75
2 BATE Borisov 30 70
3 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 30 65
4 Dinamo Minsk 30 50
5 Isloch Minsk Raion 30 47
6 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 30 45
7 Gorodeya 30 44
8 Slavia Mozyr 30 37
9 Minsk 30 36
10 Neman Grodno 30 36
11 Slutsk 30 34
12 Energetik-BGU Minsk 30 33
13 Vitebsk 30 31
14 Dnyapro Mogilev (R) 30 30
15 Gomel (R) 30 29
16 Torpedo Minsk (R) 30 6
Source: football.by
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

BelgiumEdit

Organised football reached Belgium in the 19th century; the Royal Belgian Football Association was founded in 1895, and FC Liégeois became the country's first champions the following year. Belgium joined European football's governing body, UEFA, upon its formation in 1954.[21] Historically the country's most successful team are Anderlecht, with 34 league titles as of 2019.[22] The Belgian First Division A, historically known as the First Division and also known as the Pro League from 2008–09 through 2015–16, currently consists of 16 teams. Initially, each team plays the other clubs twice for a total of 30 matches. At this point, the league proceeds as follows (as of the current 2016–17 season):[23]

  • The top six teams take half of their points (rounded up) into a championship play-off, playing each other two further times to determine the national champion.
  • The teams finishing the regular season between 7th and 15th enter one of two six-team groups. The remaining teams in this competition are the top three teams from the Belgian First Division B (historically known as the Second Division), excluding that division's champion (which earns automatic promotion to First Division A). Each team plays the other five teams in its group home and away, and the winners of each group play one another in a two-legged play-off. The winner of that match advances to a two-legged play-off against the fourth- or fifth-place team (depending on results) from the championship play-off for the country's final UEFA Europa League place for the following season.
  • The bottom team on the regular-season table is automatically relegated to First Division B.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Club Brugge 21 52
2 Gent 22 42
3 Antwerp 22 42
4 Charleroi 21 40
5 Standard Liège 22 38
6 Genk 22 34
7 Mechelen 22 34
8 Zulte Waregem 22 31
9 Anderlecht 22 27
10 Excel Mouscron 22 27
11 Sint-Truiden 22 26
12 Kortrijk 22 22
13 Eupen 22 20
14 Waasland-Beveren 22 20
15 Oostende 22 18
16 Cercle Brugge 22 11
Updated to match(es) played on 19 January 2020. Source: Belgian First Division A (in Dutch), Soccerway

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

Prior to gaining independence from Yugoslavia, clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina were eligible to compete in the Yugoslav First League, which they won three times. The country gained independence in 1992, and its Football Association gained UEFA membership in 1998.[25] Due to political tensions between Bosniaks, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats, the country did not have a single national top division until the 2002–03 season, but rather two or three. Since then, Zrinjski Mostar have won six titles, Željezničar and Sarajevo have each won three, Široki Brijeg have won twice and three other teams have won it once each.[26]

Since the 2016–17 season, the Premier League has consisted of 12 clubs, reduced from 16 in previous seasons. The 2016–17 season was the first for a two-stage season. In the first stage, each team plays all others home and away, after which the league splits into two six-team groups that also play home and away. The top six teams play for the championship and European qualifying places; the bottom six play to avoid relegation. At the end of the second stage, the bottom two clubs of the relegation group drop to either the First League of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the First League of the Republika Srpska.[27]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Premier League of BiH clubs
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sarajevo 19 36
2 Željezničar 19 35
3 Borac Banja Luka 19 35
4 Tuzla City 19 34
5 Zrinjski Mostar 19 31
6 Radnik Bijeljina 19 29
7 Široki Brijeg 19 27
8 Velež Mostar 19 25
9 Mladost Doboj Kakanj 19 17
10 Sloboda Tuzla 19 17
11 Čelik Zenica 19 16
12 Zvijezda 09 19 8
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2019. Source: Rezultati.com

BulgariaEdit

A national Bulgarian championship has been held in every year since 1924, although the 1924, 1927 and 1944 seasons were not completed. The country gained UEFA membership in 1954.[30] Historically, the most successful teams in Bulgarian football have been CSKA Sofia and Levski Sofia; no other team has won more than ten league titles. In recent years, Ludogorets Razgrad has dominated the league; although the team did not make its first appearance in the top flight until 2011–12, it has won the championship in each of its first eight seasons at that level.[31] The 2015–16 season was intended to have 12 teams, but was reduced to 10 after four clubs (the two clubs that would otherwise have been promoted to what was then known as the A Group, plus two from the previous season's A Group) were denied professional licenses. Following that season, the Bulgarian Football Union revamped the country's professional league structure, expanding the top flight to 14 teams and changing that league's name from "A Group" to "First League".

Under the current structure that began in 2016–17, each team plays the others twice, once at each club's stadium. At the end of the season the league splits into separate playoffs, with table points and statistics carrying over in full. The top six teams enter a championship playoff, with each team playing the others home and away. The top finisher is league champion and enters the UEFA Champions League; the second-place team earns a place in the UEFA Europa League; and the third-place team (or fourth-place team, should the winner of that season's Bulgarian Cup finish in the top three) advances to a playoff for the country's final Europa League place. The bottom eight split into two four-team groups, playing home and away within each group. The top two teams from each group enter a knockout playoff consisting of two-legged matches (note, however, that if one of these four teams is the Bulgarian Cup winner, it is withdrawn from the playoff and its opponent receives a bye into the final). The winner of this playoff then plays the third-place team in a one-off match for the final Europa League place. The bottom two clubs from each group enter an identical knockout playoff. The winner remains in the First League; the other three teams face a series of relegation playoffs that also include the second- and third-place clubs from the Second League, with places for only two of these five teams in the next season's First League.[32]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 First League
Sofia 2019–20 First League football clubs
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ludogorets (Q) 20 48
2 Levski Sofia 20 43
3 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 20 41
4 CSKA Sofia 20 39
5 Slavia Sofia 20 30
6 Cherno More 20 29
7 Arda 20 28
8 Botev Plovdiv 20 28
9 Beroe 20 28
10 Etar 20 19
11 Dunav Ruse 20 17
12 Tsarsko Selo 20 16
13 Botev Vratsa 20 14
14 Vitosha Bistritsa (Q) 20 5
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2019. Source: Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

CroatiaEdit

National Croatian leagues were organised in 1914 and during the Second World War, but during peacetime Croatia's biggest clubs competed in the Yugoslav First League. After Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, a national football league was formed in 1992, and the Croatian Football Federation gained UEFA membership in 1993.[34] Since its formation, the Croatian First League has been dominated by Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split; as of the end of the 2018–19 season, one of these teams has won the title in all but two of the league's 28 seasons.[35] Since the 2013–14 season, the First League has consisted of 10 teams. At the end of the season, the 10th-placed team is relegated directly to the second division, while the 9th-placed team enters a relegation play-off.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of teams in 2019–20 Prva HNL
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dinamo Zagreb 19 47
2 Hajduk Split 19 35
3 Rijeka 19 34
4 Osijek 19 33
5 Gorica 19 29
6 Lokomotiva 19 28
7 Slaven Belupo 19 18
8 Inter Zaprešić 19 13
9 Istra 1961 19 12
10 Varaždin 19 12
Updated to match(es) played on 18 December 2019. Source: PrvaHNL.hr

CyprusEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 Cypriot First Division teams.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Anorthosis Famagusta 15 36
2 Omonia 16 32
3 Apollon Limassol 15 29
4 APOEL 15 28
5 Nea Salamis Famagusta 16 23
6 AEL Limassol 16 23
7 AEK Larnaca 16 22
8 Olympiakos Nicosia 16 16
9 Ethnikos Achna 16 14
10 Pafos FC 15 13
11 Enosis Neon Paralimni 16 11
12 Doxa Katokopias 16 8
Updated to match(es) played on 15 January 2020. Source: Cyprus Football Association, Soccerway

Czech RepublicEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Slavia Prague 20 54
2 Viktoria Plzeň 20 38
3 Jablonec 20 35
4 Sparta Prague 20 33
5 Mladá Boleslav 20 32
6 Slovácko 20 32
7 Baník Ostrava 20 31
8 České Budějovice 20 30
9 Slovan Liberec 20 27
10 Sigma Olomouc 20 25
11 Teplice 20 23
12 Fastav Zlín 20 21
13 Bohemians 1905 20 20
14 Opava 20 14
15 Karviná 20 13
16 Příbram 20 13
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2019. Source: Fortuna Liga

DenmarkEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Midtjylland (Q) 20 50
2 Copenhagen 20 46
3 AGF 20 36
4 Brøndby 20 32
5 Randers 20 30
6 AaB 20 28
7 Nordsjælland 20 28
8 Lyngby 20 28
9 OB 20 27
10 Horsens 20 25
11 SønderjyskE 20 22
12 Hobro 20 17
13 Esbjerg 20 13
14 Silkeborg 20 10
Updated to match(es) played on 16 December 2019. Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish), Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

EnglandEdit

Founded in 1888, the Football League was the world's first national football league.[41] The inaugural competition was won by Preston North End, who remained unbeaten throughout the entire season. It was the top level football league in England from its foundation until 1992, when the 22 clubs comprising the First Division resigned from the Football League to form the new FA Premier League.[41] As of the 2019–20 season the Premier League comprises 20 clubs;[42] each team plays every other team twice, with the bottom 3 clubs at the end of the season relegated to the EFL Championship. The most successful domestic club is Manchester United, who have won the league 20 times, while the most successful English club in Europe is Liverpool, who have won 6 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and 4 UEFA Super Cups, more than any other English team.[43]

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Greater London Premier League football clubs


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Liverpool 23 67
2 Manchester City 24 51
3 Leicester City 24 48
4 Chelsea 24 40
5 Manchester United 24 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur 24 34
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 34
8 Sheffield United 24 33
9 Southampton 24 31
10 Arsenal 24 30
11 Crystal Palace 24 30
12 Everton 24 30
13 Burnley 24 30
14 Newcastle United 24 30
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 25
16 Aston Villa 24 25
17 West Ham United 23 23
18 Bournemouth 24 23
19 Watford 24 23
20 Norwich City 24 17
Updated to match(es) played on 23 January 2020. Source: Premier League

EstoniaEdit

An independent Estonian league took place between 1921 and 1940. However, after the Second World War it became part of the Soviet Union, and became a regional system. Estonia regained independence after the dissolution of the USSR, organising the first national championship in 52 years in 1992, the same year that the Estonian Football Association joined UEFA.[45][46] FC Flora is the most successful team in the modern era, with 11 league titles as of the end of the 2018 season.[45] Since 2005, the Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams, which play one another four times. At the end of the season the bottom team is relegated to the second level of Estonian football, while the ninth-placed team enters into a relegation playoff.[47]

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of the 2019 Meistriliiga teams
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Flora (C) 36 90
2 FCI Levadia 36 78
3 Nõmme Kalju 36 77
4 Paide Linnameeskond 36 74
5 Tammeka 36 49
6 Narva Trans 36 48
7 Tulevik 36 28
8 Tallinna Kalev 36 24
9 Kuressaare (O) 36 23
10 Maardu Linnameeskond (R) 36 17
Source: Estonian Football Association (in Estonian), UEFA
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Faroe IslandsEdit

The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, which also comprises Greenland and Denmark itself. The league was formed in 1942, and has been contested annually since, with the exception of 1944 due to a lack of available balls.[49] The Faroe Islands gained UEFA recognition in 1992.[50] The most successful teams are HB and KI, with 23 and 17 Premier League titles respectively as of the most recently completed 2018 season. Since the 1988 season, the Premier League has consisted of 10 teams.[51] They play each other three times, with the bottom two teams relegated to the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

 
 
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Locations of the 2019 Betri deidin menn teams

FinlandEdit

Finland's current league has been contested annually since 1898, with the exceptions of 1914 and 1943.[52] The most successful team are HJK with 29 titles; as of 2018, no other team has won 10 or more. However, between 1920 and 1948 a rival championship operated, organised by the Finnish Workers' Sports Federation. Frequent champions in that competition before it came under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Finland included Kullervo Helsinki, Vesa Helsinki and Tampereen Pallo-Veikot.[53] The Premier League consists of 12 teams. Since 2019 season teams play one another two times, then the top 6 teams play the championship round, and the bottom 6 the relegation round. At the end of the season the bottom club is relegated to the First Division, and the second-last club contests a in a play-off with the 2nd team of the First Division.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Location of teams in 2019 Veikkausliiga


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 KuPS (C) 27 53
2 FC Inter 27 48
3 FC Honka 27 47
4 Ilves 27 47
5 HJK 27 37
6 IFK Mariehamn 27 32
7 HIFK 27 39
8 FC Lahti 27 36
9 SJK 27 30
10 RoPS 27 30
11 KPV (R) 27 25
12 VPS (R) 27 19
Source: Veikkausliiga, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

FranceEdit

France's first football team—Le Havre AC—formed in 1872. The first French championship was first held in 1894, but only featured teams from the capital, Paris. Between 1896 and 1912, national championships were organised by several competing federations; the first universally recognised national championship took place in the 1912–13 season. However, it only lasted two seasons; from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, French football operated on a regional basis until 1932. A national league resumed between 1932 and 1939, and has operated annually since the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945.[54] Ligue 1 and its predecessors have featured 20 teams since the 1946–47 season. Each team plays the other nineteen sides home and away, and at the end of the season the bottom three teams are relegated to Ligue 2.[55] So far, Olympique de Marseille are the only French club to have won the UEFA Champions League, in 1993.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain 20 49
2 Marseille 20 41
3 Rennes 20 36
4 Nantes 20 32
5 Lille 20 31
6 Montpellier 20 30
7 Lyon 20 29
8 Reims 20 29
9 Monaco 20 29
10 Angers 20 29
11 Nice 20 28
12 Strasbourg 20 27
13 Bordeaux 20 26
14 Brest 20 25
15 Saint-Étienne 20 25
16 Dijon 20 21
17 Metz 20 20
18 Amiens 20 18
19 Nîmes 20 15
20 Toulouse 20 12
Updated to match(es) played on 15 January 2020. Source: Ligue 1

GeorgiaEdit

A Georgian football championship first took place in 1926, as part of the Soviet football system. The first independent championship took place in 1990, despite the fact that Georgia remained a Soviet state until 1991. Upon independence, Georgia subsequently joined UEFA and FIFA in 1992.[57]

When Georgia organised its first independent championship, it operated with a spring-to-autumn season contained entirely within a calendar year. After the 1991 championship, the country transitioned to an autumn-to-spring season spanning two calendar years. This format continued through the 2015–16 season, after which it returned to a spring-to-autumn format. This was accomplished by holding an abbreviated 2016 season in autumn; the transition was completed for the 2017 season. Before the most recent transition, 16 teams had competed in the top flight, but the league was reduced to 14 teams for the 2016 season, and was reduced further to 10 for 2017 and beyond.

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of the 2019 Erovnuli Liga teams.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dinamo Tbilisi (C) 36 75
2 Dinamo Batumi 36 70
3 Saburtalo Tbilisi 36 70
4 Locomotive Tbilisi 36 55
5 Chikhura Sachkhere 36 47
6 Torpedo Kutaisi 36 44
7 Dila Gori 36 43
8 Rustavi (R) 36 38
9 Sioni Bolnisi (R) 36 38
10 WIT Georgia (R) 36 20
Source: Erovnuli Liga, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

GermanyEdit

The Bundesliga consists of 18 teams, who play each other twice, for a total of 34 matches. The teams finishing in 17th and 18th places are relegated directly to the 2. Bundesliga, while the team finishing in 16th place enters into a two-legged play-off with the team finishing 3rd in the lower division.

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 RB Leipzig 18 40
2 Bayern Munich 18 36
3 Borussia Dortmund 19 36
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 18 35
5 Schalke 04 18 33
6 Bayer Leverkusen 18 31
7 SC Freiburg 18 29
8 1899 Hoffenheim 18 27
9 VfL Wolfsburg 18 24
10 FC Augsburg 18 23
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 21
12 Union Berlin 18 20
13 1. FC Köln 19 20
14 Hertha BSC 18 19
15 Mainz 05 18 18
16 Werder Bremen 18 17
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 18 15
18 SC Paderborn 18 12
Updated to match(es) played on 24 January 2020. Source: DFB

GibraltarEdit

The Gibraltar Football Association was founded in 1895, making it one of the ten oldest active football associations in the world. League football has been organized by the GFA since 1905. The first league season after Gibraltar were accepted as full members of UEFA was 2013–14, making qualification to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League possible since the 2014–15 season, provided the relevant club has received a UEFA licence.[2] The Premier Division has consisted of 10 teams since the 2015–16 season. All league matches are held at Victoria Stadium.

Clubs as of 2019–20 season:

Location of the stadium where all teams play in the 2019–20 Gibraltar National League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Europa 12 34
2 Lincoln Red Imps 13 33
3 St Joseph's 12 32
4 Lynx 12 23
5 Bruno's Magpies 13 18
6 Lions Gibraltar 12 15
7 Mons Calpe 13 20
8 Europa Point 13 14
9 Manchester 62 13 13
10 Boca Gibraltar 13 10
11 Glacis United 13 7
12 College 1975 13 0
Updated to match(es) played on 24 January 2020. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

GreeceEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of clubs for the 2019–20 Super League 1 season


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Olympiacos (Q) 20 50
2 PAOK (Q) 20 49
3 AEK Athens 20 37
4 Panathinaikos 20 31
5 Aris 20 29
6 OFI 20 26
7 Atromitos 20 26
8 Xanthi 20 26
9 AEL 20 24
10 Lamia 20 23
11 Volos 20 22
12 Asteras Tripolis 20 21
13 Panetolikos 20 10
14 Panionios (Q) 20 6
Updated to match(es) played on 23 January 2020. Source: Superleague Greece, Soccerway
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

HungaryEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Location of Budapest teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ferencváros 15 36
2 Fehérvár 16 32
3 Mezőkövesd 16 28
4 Puskás Akadémia 16 25
5 Újpest 16 24
6 Budapest Honvéd 16 24
7 Kisvárda 16 20
8 Debrecen 15 19
9 Diósgyőr 16 19
10 Paks 16 17
11 Zalaegerszeg 16 17
12 Kaposvár 16 9
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2019. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway

IcelandEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 KR (C) 22 16 4 2 44 23 +21 52 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Breiðablik 22 11 5 6 45 31 +14 38 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 FH 22 11 4 7 40 36 +4 37
4 Stjarnan 22 9 8 5 40 34 +6 35
5 KA 22 9 4 9 34 34 0 31
6 Valur 22 8 5 9 38 34 +4 29
7 Víkingur 22 7 7 8 37 35 +2 28 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
8 Fylkir 22 8 4 10 38 44 −6 28
9 HK 22 7 6 9 29 29 0 27
10 ÍA 22 7 6 9 27 32 −5 27
11 Grindavík (R) 22 3 11 8 17 28 −11 20 Relegation to 1. deild karla
12 ÍBV (R) 22 2 4 16 23 52 −29 10
Source: KSÍ (in Icelandic), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

IsraelEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 19 47
2 Maccabi Haifa 19 43
3 Beitar Jerusalem 19 37
4 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 19 32
5 Hapoel Tel Aviv 19 26
6 Hapoel Hadera 19 25
7 Bnei Yehuda 19 24
8 Hapoel Haifa 19 24
9 Maccabi Netanya 19 22
10 F.C. Ashdod 19 21
11 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 19 17
12 Hapoel Kfar Saba 19 17
13 Sektzia Nes Tziona 19 15
14 Hapoel Ra'anana 19 14
Updated to match(es) played on 24 January 2020. Source: Soccerway

ItalyEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Juventus 20 51
2 Internazionale 20 47
3 Lazio 19 45
4 Roma 20 38
5 Atalanta 20 35
6 Cagliari 20 30
7 Parma 20 28
8 Milan 20 28
9 Torino 20 27
10 Hellas Verona 19 26
11 Napoli 20 24
12 Bologna 20 24
13 Fiorentina 20 24
14 Udinese 20 24
15 Sassuolo 20 22
16 Sampdoria 20 19
17 Lecce 20 16
18 SPAL 20 15
19 Brescia 20 15
20 Genoa 20 14
Updated to match(es) played on 20 January 2020. Source: Serie A, Soccerway

KazakhstanEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of teams in the 2018 Kazakhstan Premier League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Astana (C) 33 69
2 Kairat 33 68
3 Ordabasy 33 65
4 Tobol 33 63
5 Zhetysu 33 56
6 Kaisar 33 42
7 Okzhetpes 33 40
8 Irtysh Pavlodar 33 37
9 Shakhter Karagandy 33 35
10 Taraz (O) 33 29
11 Atyrau (R) 33 26
12 Aktobe (R) 33 15
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

KosovoEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ballkani 17 34
2 Gjilani 17 32
3 Drita 17 31
4 Prishtina 17 31
5 Feronikeli 17 27
6 Drenica 17 24
7 Llapi 17 24
8 Trepça'89 17 23
9 Flamurtari 17 19
10 Ferizaj 17 18
11 Vushtrria 17 15
12 Dukagjini 17 8
Updated to match(es) played on 2 December 2019. Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian)

LatviaEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of the 2019 Latvian Higher League teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Riga (C) 32 66
2 RFS 32 59
3 Ventspils 32 47
4 Valmiera Glass ViA 32 46
5 Spartaks Jūrmala 32 44
6 Liepāja 32 39
7 Jelgava 32 38
8 Daugavpils 32 31
9 METTA/LU (O) 32 26
Source: Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.

LithuaniaEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

 
 
Kaunas
 
Vilnius
 
Vilnius teams
Riteriai
Žalgiris
Locations of the 2019 A Lyga teams
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sūduva 28 75
2 Žalgiris 28 65
3 Riteriai 28 46
4 Kauno Žalgiris 28 44
5 Panevėžys 28 31
6 Atlantas 28 26
7 Palanga (R) 28 19
8 Stumbras (R) 28 15
Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian), UEFA, Soccerway
(R) Relegated.

LuxembourgEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Union Titus Pétange 13 32
2 Progrès Niederkorn 13 28
3 Fola Esch 13 27
4 Differdange 03 13 23
5 F91 Dudelange 13 20
6 UNA Strassen 13 20
7 Hostert 13 16
8 Jeunesse Esch 13 15
9 Racing FC 12 14
10 Mondorf-les-Bains 13 14
11 Etzella Ettelbruck 13 11
12 Victoria Rosport 13 11
13 Muhlenbach Blue Boys 12 10
14 Rodange 91 13 9
Updated to match(es) played on 11 December 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

MaltaEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 Maltese Premier League
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Floriana 15 34
2 Hibernians 15 30
3 Valletta 15 29
4 Sirens 15 28
5 Gżira United 15 28
6 Balzan 15 21
7 Birkirkara 15 20
8 Mosta 15 19
9 Ħamrun Spartans 15 19
10 Gudja United 15 15
11 Senglea Athletic 15 15
12 Sliema Wanderers 15 14
13 St. Lucia 15 14
14 Tarxien Rainbows 15 1
Updated to match(es) played on 20 January 2020. Source: Malta Football Association

MoldovaEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 28 70
2 Sfîntul Gheorghe 28 53
3 Petrocub-Hîncești 28 50
4 Dinamo-Auto 28 41
5 Milsami Orhei 28 39
6 Speranța Nisporeni 28 35
7 Zimbru Chișinău 28 16
8 Codru Lozova (O) 28 5
Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.

MontenegroEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in the 2019–20 Montenegrin First League
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Budućnost 19 44
2 Sutjeska 19 36
3 Iskra 19 32
4 Zeta 19 28
5 Podgorica 19 26
6 Titograd 19 22
7 Rudar 19 21
8 Kom 19 19
9 Petrovac 19 18
10 Grbalj 19 13
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2019. Source: UEFA, Soccerway

NetherlandsEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Ajax 19 47
2 AZ 19 41
3 Willem II 19 36
4 PSV Eindhoven 19 35
5 Feyenoord 19 34
6 Utrecht 20 33
7 Vitesse 19 33
8 Heerenveen 19 28
9 Heracles Almelo 19 26
10 Groningen 19 26
11 Sparta Rotterdam 19 23
12 Emmen 19 21
13 Twente 19 20
14 Fortuna Sittard 19 19
15 PEC Zwolle 19 17
16 ADO Den Haag 20 16
17 VVV-Venlo 19 16
18 RKC Waalwijk 19 11
Updated to match(es) played on 24 January 2020. Source: eredivisie.nl

North MacedoniaEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 Macedonian First League


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Vardar 18 36
2 Shkëndija 18 28
3 Akademija Pandev 18 27
4 Sileks 18 27
5 Makedonija GP 18 26
6 Struga 18 24
7 Shkupi 18 22
8 Borec 18 20
9 Renova 18 19
10 Rabotnichki 18 15
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2019. Source: MacedonianFootball.com, Soccerway

Northern IrelandEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Locations of the 2019–20 NIFL Premiership teams
Locations of the Belfast-based 2019–20 NIFL Premiership teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Glentoran 25 53
2 Crusaders 26 52
3 Linfield 24 51
4 Coleraine 26 50
5 Cliftonville 25 50
6 Larne 25 38
7 Glenavon 25 31
8 Carrick Rangers 25 28
9 Ballymena United 25 26
10 Dungannon Swifts 24 19
11 Institute 26 14
12 Warrenpoint Town 26 13
Updated to match(es) played on 18 January 2020. Source: NIFL Premiership
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NorwayEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Molde (C) 30 68
2 Bodø/Glimt 30 54
3 Rosenborg 30 52
4 Odd 30 52
5 Viking 30 47
6 Kristiansund 30 41
7 Haugesund 30 40
8 Stabæk 30 40
9 Brann 30 40
10 Vålerenga 30 34
11 Strømsgodset 30 32
12 Sarpsborg 08 30 30
13 Mjøndalen 30 30
14 Lillestrøm (R) 30 30
15 Tromsø (R) 30 30
16 Ranheim (R) 30 27
Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian), Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

PolandEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Legia Warsaw 20 38
2 Cracovia 20 36
3 Pogoń Szczecin 20 35
4 Śląsk Wrocław 20 34
5 Lech Poznań 20 31
6 Piast Gliwice 20 31
7 Lechia Gdańsk 20 30
8 Wisła Płock 20 30
9 Jagiellonia Białystok 20 29
10 Zagłębie Lubin 20 28
11 Raków Częstochowa 20 28
12 Górnik Zabrze 20 23
13 Arka Gdynia 20 21
14 Korona Kielce 20 21
15 Wisła Kraków 20 17
16 ŁKS Łódź 20 14
Updated to match(es) played on 21 December 2019. Source: Ekstraklasa, 90minut

PortugalEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Madeira)
Location of teams in 2019–20 Primeira Liga (Azores)


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Benfica 17 48
2 Porto 17 41
3 Famalicão 17 31
4 Sporting CP 17 29
5 Braga 17 27
6 Vitória de Guimarães 17 25
7 Rio Ave 17 25
8 Gil Vicente 17 22
9 Vitória de Setúbal 17 22
10 Tondela 17 20
11 Marítimo 17 20
12 Boavista 17 19
13 Moreirense 17 18
14 Santa Clara 17 17
15 Paços de Ferreira 17 16
16 Belenenses SAD 17 15
17 Portimonense 17 14
18 Aves 17 9
Updated to match(es) played on 19 January 2020. Source: Liga Portugal

Republic of IrelandEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019 season:

Locations of 2019 Irish Premier Division teams


Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Dundalk (C) 36 86
2 Shamrock Rovers 36 75
3 Bohemians 36 60
4 Derry City 36 57
5 St Patrick's Athletic 36 52
6 Waterford 36 43
7 Sligo Rovers 36 42
8 Cork City 36 37
9 Finn Harps 36 28
10 UCD (R) 36 19
Source: SSE Airtricity League, Soccerway
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

RomaniaEdit

Clubs and locations as of 2019–20 season:

Location of teams in 2019–20 Liga I